I haven’t been the most dedicated stitcher in the world this month, but I’ve managed a length of floss here and there. So I’ll show you Spring Violets, even though it doesn’t look all that much different than the last time you saw it. I’m having some color issues with this. I know that right now it looks a little too monochromatic, but once I get the border stitched, (gold and green) I think it’ll be fine. What I’m having a problem with is the snow. What snow, you ask? It’s the muddy-ish looking color that’s below the top flowers and above the green. I’ve tried some GAST Oatmeal, and it looked ok until I got to the white part of the thread. The white color just disappeared when it was stitched onto the Lavender Bliss Lugana. I used it in the right side of the snow and you can see that it disappeared at the far right.
On the left I used DMC 3033. It looks ok, but not great.
Oh – and the colors in the original design are completely different than my colors because the fabric I chose is so completely different. (You can see the original version here.) And the conversions from Needlepoint Silks to DMC? Way off anyway, no matter which fabric you use. So I’m completely on my own out here.
That’s the thing about changing color schemes in a design. You pull out your fabric, lay on all of the threads that you’ve chosen and it all looks good but then when the actual stitching is happening your reaction can range from thrilled to satisfied to ewwwww….wrong, wrong, wrong.
But don’t feel too sorry for me, because (lucky me) in two weeks I’m going to Topeka, Kansas to visit Julie, who, besides being a wonderful friend, has offered to be my host, tour guide and chauffer for the Heartland Cross Stitch Shop Hop! (She’s so kind – it’s a wonder she didn’t offer to pilot the plane, too.) So I’m almost certain that I’ll find a thread that will work perfectly at one of those wonderful shops and I know that Julie will completely understand if I must stop whatever I’m doing and stitch me up some snow. Just to be sure. Because she’s a fellow stitcher and she gets it.
What on earth would we do without our stitchy friends?